Boy's School Cap

This beanie style cap of blue and white cotton twill was worn by a lower grade school boy in the New York Public Schools. The "P.S. 49" logo stamped in blue ink at front center indicates "Public School" followed by the number to identify the school and area in which it was used. The crown is constructed of six white traingular sections coming together at a point with a blue twill covered button. A stiffened blue twill brim is attached at front. Overall it measures 3" high by 7 Inches wide by 8 5/8 inches deep.
Currently not on view
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Accessories Worn on the Body
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Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
cream (overall color)
blue (brim and trim color)
overall: 3 in x 7 in x 8 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 17.78 cm x 21.9075 cm
used in
United States: New York, New York City
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Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
National Treasures exhibit
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Home and Community Life: Costume
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author
National Museum of American History
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